School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos

Honorary Fellow


Born and raised on Cephalonia (Greece), I studied Pharmacy (MPharm) at the University of Athens and Classics & Ancient History (BA) at King’s College London. I then read Late Antique & Byzantine History and Literature at the University of Oxford (MSt) and took my doctorate in the History of Medicine at King’s College London in 2015 with a thesis on Late Byzantine medical theory and practice. My doctoral thesis was awarded the Elsevier Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize.

I spent time as a Junior Research Fellow at John Kluge Research Center of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (2012-2013) and taught medical history as a Visiting Lecturer in History at Royal Holloway, University of London (2013-2014). I then held a Wellcome Research Fellowship in the Department of History, King’s College London (2016-2019), before joining the School of History, Classics and Archaeology as a Wellcome Lecturer in History of Medicine in March 2019.